Actually Existing Maoism

  title={Actually Existing Maoism},
  author={A. Walder},
  journal={The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs},
  pages={155 - 166}
  • A. Walder
  • Published 1987
  • Political Science
  • The Australian Journal of Chinese Affairs
In recent years I have occasionally heard laments from some quarters that 'very few people take Mao's thought seriously any more'. In these complaints I detect regret hat there has been excessive and one-sided enigration of Mao, not only in China but overseas as well. They express a feeling of loss by a generation of scholars for whom Mao's thought represented an innovative departure from Stalinist orthodoxy, one worth careful study, elaboration, and exegesis. I have also heard, from the same… Expand